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The ancestors of the name Goodine lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The surname was a patronymic surname created for an ancestor of someone named Good. Thus the name means "son of Good." The name Good comes from the Middle English word "gode," meaning "good," in turn from the Old English "go-d," and was a nickname surname, one which originally referred to a characteristic of the person, before evolving into a hereditary surname.
The surname Goodine was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times. The name was Godinc in the Domesday Book.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Goodine include Gooding, Goodings, Goodin and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodine research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1250, 1402, 1600, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Goodine History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goodine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Goodine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Ann Goodin, who came to Jamaica in 1684; Enoch Gooding, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766 with his wife and two children; George Gooding, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1685.
The Goodine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodine Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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